Products April 2023: DemengaSound cello tailpiece


A new tailpiece for a freer sound

‘Every violin maker will tell you that the string length behind the bridge should be a sixth of the vibrating string length. But in reality, this usually doesn’t result in perfect tuning,’ says Swiss cellist Thomas Demenga, founder of DemengaSound. The company’s new cello tailpiece is built to tune strings behind the bridge to create more resonance. ‘The player will feel that the instrument is free to sound,’ says Demenga. Once set up, the strings behind the bridge are tuned a 5th above the main note: the A string will sound an E behind the bridge, the D string an A, and so on. To tune the strings, sliders on the tailpiece are moved up and down…

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